China and Vietnam
10m x 8m
Dense, rounded. Pyramidal when young.
Dove-grey leaves in Spring, which turn yellow in Autumn.
Masses of White flowers in spring.
Edible, greenish-yellow, globose pomes.
Bark / Trunk:
The young branches are purplish-brown.
Vigour / Longevity:
Hardy, moderate to fast growth.
Full sun, Has been observed to produce stunning autumn colour in some of the cool temperate areas of Australia.
Adaptable to a variety of conditions including moderate drought, air pollution and exposure.
Soil / Drainage:
Well drained soil, however it will tolerate most soils.
May require regular formative pruning for strong limb, trunk and crown structure.
Best growth and flowering on moist soils, provide extra water in dry summers.
Fertilise with a complete fertiliser after flowering.
Pests / Diseases:
Borer, scale and aphid
Grown for ornamental flowers, leaves and fruit. Useful in smaller gardens as feature trees, as well as street trees, avenue plantings, large parks and gardens.
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